Placement Companies

Placement Companies

If you’re looking for a fully supported internship experience, our excellent placement partners can help do the legwork when it comes to finding your internship, as well as provide you with a social program and housing in the UK. Find the placement company that best suits your needs below.

Twin Group

Who are they?

Twin Group has over 20 years of experience in organising international internships in London, and is the only five-time winner of the Star Work Experience Provider accolade at the Study Travel Magazine awards. Twin Group successfully arrange internships for over 2000 students each year, through 600 placement companies in a wide range of sectors. Twin can accommodate your needs when you come to London, so that you can expand your professional experience to enhance your career prospects.  

What does their London program include?

  • A placement of up to 6 months in a London based organisation
  • Programme induction at the Twin HQ in Royal Greenwich
  • Local mentorship & 24/7 support
  • Access to social events & weekend excursions (as Twin is also a renowned English Language school, we have a robust social programme with a great international community on our social events)
  • Competitive programme fees
  • Optional accommodation package
  • Optional access to British Council accredited English Language courses for non-native English speakers in a brand new school in Royal Greenwich

Which sectors do they provide internships in?

Architecture, Art, fashion and design, Accountancy, Business Administration, Banking and financial services, IT, Entertainment, media and journalism, Human Resources, International Trade, Law and politics, Marketing, advertising and PR, Sales, Technology and Engineering.
 
Find out more about Twin Group
 

Global Experiences

Who are they?

Global Experiences is one of the oldest and most well established international internship programs. Featured on Forbes’ “Top Ten Sites to Find an Internship”, the organization has been providing customized internships and award winning career development programming since 2001. Comprised of passionate world travelers, Global Experiences exists to help students and young professionals travel the world and gain personal and professional clarity in a global context.

What does their London program include?

  • Custom internship placement
  • Housing in London
  • Social Events & Excursions
  • Assistance with obtaining visa
  • Extensive pre-departure information 
  • Oyster travel pass for zones 1-2 (unlimited travel)
  • Welcome social event and orientation meeting
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Local staff support & 24/7 emergency contact in London
  • Career development opportunities
  • Mobile phone or SIM card rental

In London, Global Experiences hosts hundreds of students each year from all over the world and provides all the essentials for a successful internship experience in a new country. The customized matching process and large database of internship host organizations ensures Global Experiences participants are the most prepared to launch a successful global career in London.

Which sectors do they provide internships in?

Accounting, Advertising, Architecture, Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Event Planning, Fashion, Finance/Economics, Film/Theater, Government/Politics, Graphic Design. Human Resources, Interior Design, IT/Computing, Journalism, Law, Marketing, NGO/Charity, Photography, Public Relations, Social Media, Video Production, Web Design.

Find out more about Global Experiences

 

Dream Careers

Who are they?

Dream Careers offers all-inclusive internship programs in London, complete with a custom internship placement at a top company in your field of study! As an industry leader in placing students in the field of their choice, you can be assured you are in good hands as you make the transition from home to London. 

What does their London program include?

  • Custom internship at a top company
  • Summer housing
  • Weekend trips
  • Meal plan
  • Career development programs
  • On-site staff
  • Welcome Reception & Orientation
  • Transportation to and from work
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Contract Academic Course Credit
  • Visa Sponsorship (US Citizens Only)

Which sectors do they provide internships in?

Accounting, Advertising, Architecture, Casting, Computer Sciences, Computer Technology, Event Planning, Fashion, Film, Finance, Graphic Design, Human Resources, Interior Design, Marketing, Music, Non-profit, Photography, Public Relations, Publishing, Radio Broadcasting, Sports, Talent Agencies, Technology, Television, Theater Arts.

Find out more about Dream Careers

The Intern Group

Who are they?

The Intern Group is the world's leading provider of international internship programs.  Their government-funded and award-winning organization offers participants the opportunity to live in one of 6 global cities (London, New York, Medellin, Madrid, Hong Kong, or Melbourne) while gaining valuable experience in a professional internship role. Their mission is to provide a memorable educational experience, develop your professional skills, connect you to an international network of like-minded individuals, and enable you to greatly enhance your resume.

What does their London program include?

  • First-class internship placement
  • Accommodation
  • Professional development workshops
  • Training materials
  • London Eye and Guided Cruise of the River Thames
  • Tickets to a top London theater show with dinner
  • Afternoon Tea at a classic London venue
  • Airport pick-up
  • All your transport in London
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Pre-departure welcome pack
  • Welcome orientation & package upon arrival
  • Visa assistance
  • Academic credit assistance
  • Expedited flights and insurance

London is their flagship program, and they partner with BUNAC to provide their applicants with the necessary visa in order to participate.  They have served students from many universities and schools across the USA and around the world.

Which sectors do they provide internships in?

Architecture, Art & Design, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Events, Fashion, Fiance, Government & Politics, HR & Talent Management, International Business, Information Technology, Journalism & Media, Law, NGOs / Non-Profits, PR & Marketing, Real Estate, Theatre & Music.

Find out more about The Intern Group

Worldwide Internships

Who are they?

Worldwide Internships assist and inspires students and recent graduates to intern abroad in top destinations such as London, Shanghai, Dubai, Mexico City or New York among others. Programs are divided in two general fields, the first one is Professional Program for degrees related to architecture, business, design , HR, IT, engineering or related. The other one is the Hospitality Program for Culinary, Tourism and Hospitality students.

What does their London program include?

  • Professional internship placement in your field of choice.
  • Full assistance in visa process.
  • Support during the entire internship.
  • Pre-departure guide.
  • All-inclusive housing or assistance in finding one. 
  • University accreditation assistance.
  • Predeparture cocktails with other students on program
  • Affordable program from 2 to 5 months length.

Which sectors do they provide internships in?

Mostly all sectors in companies and NGOs.

Find out more about Worldwide Internships.

IES Internships

Who are they?

IES Internships is a unit of IES Abroad, one of the leading study abroad providers in the world. During the past 40 years, their academic programs have included part-time internships – placing thousands of students in internships in more than 35+ global locations worldwide. Today, IES Internships builds on this experience by offering for-credit, full-time summer internship programs in nine global locations worldwide, with the most popular and robust location being London. With more than 300 global partners, IES Internships offers customized placements in a wide range of fields. They help you find the perfect placement that matches your skills and interests. 

What does their London program include?

  • Custom internship
  • Internship seminar
  • Resume, cover letter and interview assistance
  • Housing
  • Welcome orientation
  • Planned trips/events

Which sectors do they provide internships in?

Arts & Museums, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Event Planning, Fashion, Finance, IT, Marketing, Media/Communications, Music, Politics, Public Relations, Social Organizations, Theater.

Find out more about IES Internships

International Studies Abroad

Who are they?

ISA Internships is designed to give students a comprehensive professional experience that goes well beyond just the placement. The program is designed to connect career-driven students and recent graduates with resume-building opportunities abroad. ISA internships are not built around menial tasks; instead they are intended to differentiate students so they stand out from the competition with quality placements.  Each student has their own goals and expectations for their time abroad, and the internship program is custom designed to match each student with a placement based on the participant’s goals and expectations.

What does their London program include?

  • Comprehensive Advising and Support
  • Housing
  • Bridging Cultures Program
  • Full-Time Resident Staff
  • On-Site ISA office
  • Computer and Internet Access
  • Excursions
  • The ISA Discovery Model
  • Cultural Activities in London
  • The Professional Development Toolbox
  • Scholarship Opportunities

Which sectors do they provide internships in?

Architecture and Urban Planning, Arts and Humanities, Business and Marketing, Communications and Journalism, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Information Technology and Computer Science, Law and Criminal Justice, Performing Arts, Political Science, Sports Management and Exercise Science, Visual Arts

Find out more about International Studies Abroad

City Internships

Who are they?

City Internships runs immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates. They’re designed to expand your horizons and get you job-ready. For each program, on top of hard and soft skill building at weekly career seminars, workshops and networking events, you’ll undertake an internship placement at one of their partner companies. You’ll develop real-world skills, build your professional network and fast-track your career.

What does their London program include?

  • An eight week placement with a leading company 
  • Career seminars, skills workshops & networking events 
  • Social events & weekend excursions
  • Local mentorship & 24/7 support
  • Optional accommodation package

The global internship program is designed to provide you with real-world experience and an improved skillset that will make your resume glow. You can expect to broaden your horizons with access to a network of leading industry professionals and form lasting international friendships over the eight week program.

Which sectors do they provide internships in?

Art, fashion and design, Banking and financial services, Consulting and professional services, Entertainment, media and journalism, Law and politics, Marketing, advertising and PR, Technology and engineering

Find out more about City Internships

Academic Programs International (API) 

Who are they?

The Academic Programs International (API) internship experience is a unique opportunity for you to begin to explore and cultivate your future career through a high-quality, tailor-made international internship.  Our internships are offered in a number of exciting destinations around the globe, including Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, England, Ireland, New Zealand, and Spain.  API has been providing international programming to students for over 18 years.The API Internship program is comprehensive and includes all of the key services and support to enhance the intern abroad experience so that you get the highest return for your investment.

What does their London program include?

  • Tailored Internship Placements
  • Housing
  • @API Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • BUNAC Sponsorship Processing Fee
  • Workplace and Culture Orientation Program
  • Access to Resident Directors to help guide, coach and support you
  • Mobile phone or SIM Card
  • Optional Academic Credit
  • Internship Placement Oversight
  • Career Navigation Briefcase:
            o LinkedIn 101 Guide
            o Career Planning and Interning Abroad Resources
            o Soft Skill Training and Identification
            o Digital copy of Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World, by Lindsey Pollak
            o SOKANU Career Discovery and Engagement Platform

Which sectors do they provide internships in?

Accounting and Finance; Advertising, Communications, and Journalism; Architecture Landscape and Planning; Arts and Design; Business, Entrepreneurship and Management; Education; Environmental; Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism; Law; NGO; Psychology and Social Science; STEM; Sports; and Veterinary Science and Zoology
 
Find out more about API
 

Other Placement Companies

Here is a list of other placement companies you could also try:

World Endeavours: http://worldendeavors.com

Internship in London: www.internshipinlondon.com

Bloom of Youth: http://thebloomofyouth.com/ 

International Internships: www.international-internships.com

Berlitz Manchester: http://www.berlitzmanchester.com/

LAF: www.laf.uk.com

 

 

 

 


Placement Companies - Application Deadlines for 2016

Intake

Application Deadlines

Placement Company

Spring, Summer Fall 2016 February 1, June 1, October 1 City Internships
All Year Round Rolling Program (see website and apply at least 3 - 4 months prior to departure) Twin Group
All Year Round Rolling Program (see website) Intern Group
All Year Round Rolling Program (see website) International Studies Abroad
All Year Round Rolling Program (see website and apply at least 4 months prior to departure) Academic Programs International
All Year Round Rolling Program (see website and apply at least 4 months prior to departure) Worldwide Internships

Spring, Summer & 2017 

November 31 & April 1

Global Experiences

Summer 2017

April 1

Dream Careers

Spring 2017

September 9

Florida State University

Summer 2017

February 3

IES Internships